Governor Doyle Welcomes Sonopress to Wisconsin

Project expected to create more than 200 jobs


MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Sonopress will receive $1,567,000 in Enterprise Development Zone tax credits to operate a distribution center in Pleasant Prairie, creating at least 200 jobs by 2009.


“To be competitive long into the future, we need to work together with companies to provide the best environment and opportunities to thrive in our economy,” Governor Doyle said.  “Today, we’re taking another step forward to create opportunities for business and hardworking families, and give our state the edge we need to compete, and win in the global marketplace.  I am pleased to welcome Sonopress to Wisconsin and look forward to a long and productive relationship.”


“Sonopress has already long been recognized as a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and packaging of high-quality media products,” said Joe Mann-Stadt, president and CEO of Sonopress U.S.  “With the strategic purchase of the Pleasant Prairie facility from Deluxe Media, we are ensuring that our customers can depend on us for full service integrated supply chain services.”


Sonopress has purchased a 535,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Lakeview Corporate Park that was formerly operated by Deluxe Media. The facility will allow the company to expand its full-service integrated supply chain offering. 


Sonopress, an arvato AG subsidiary, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of data and information carriers. Sonopress, which started out in 1958 as a pressing plant for vinyl records, now boosts expertise in all standard digital data carriers (DVD Video, DVD Audio, SACD, CD Audio, CD-ROM, DVD music, DualDisc and DVD plus) and is a one-stop shop offering a full range of services, including pre-mastering, optical mastering and replication, packaging, warehousing and distribution. Sonopress produces more than 6 million data carriers worldwide every day for a renowned international clientele. Sonopress has a network of over 4,000 employees worldwide whose primary concern is customer satisfaction.  The company also has facilities in Weaverville, NC and Louisville, KY.


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